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Sump Pumps & Battery Backup


One of the most frustrating things that can happen is standing water in your basement. It’s damaging, dangerous and a hassle, so homeowners in this situation need to solve the problem as quickly as possible. By far the most effective way to keep water out of your basement is with a sump pump.

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Stop Water in it's tracks

If you’re sump pump stopped working and you ended up with a flooded basement, it’s time to call Five Star Plumbing. Our Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area residential sump pump technicians have years of experience under the belts. That means they can stop basement leaks in their tracks and effectively remove the water produced by them with the best sump pump technology on the market.


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Why You Need a Sump pump

All it takes is severe storms, water table changes, or near by construction that alters ground levels to cause a big problem with water seeping into your home. In any of these cases, water might find its way into your basement and you need a reliable solution designed to keep it dry. 

Sump pumps provide a last line of defense against a sudden rise in water levels on your residential property.

Sump pump with Battery backup

How Sump Pumps Work

How Sump Pumps Work

Sump pumps are installed in a sump pit in your basement. This pit is built where the water table is the highest and your basement is the lowest, ensuring natural flow of water beneath your foundation into the pit.

Once the water reaches a certain level in the sump pit, the pump will come on automatically and discharge the water through an outlet.

Another important part of a sump pump is the battery backup. Sump pumps are usually powered by your electrical system. However, during a storm, the risk of power outage or shortage is high. Therefore, it’s a good idea to have a battery backup in place to keep the pump running throughout outages to minimize the risk of flooding your basement.

Sump pump Installation

If you’re tired of the constant risk of flooding in your basement, a sump pump may be the most important purchase you make for your home. The Cedar Rapids & Iowa City metropolitan area residential sump pump experts at Five Star Plumbing can help you sort through your options and select the right pump for your home. Once you’ve chosen a sump pump, we’ll install it and always be available for service calls should a problem arise.

Sump Pump Installation

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